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How Has COVID-19 Affected People with Disabilities?

We know that COVID-19 can impact anyone. But some people are more likely to be infected based on their jobs, living situations, and health conditions. One of those groups is people with disabilities. People with disabilities are highly impacted by COVID-19. Latinos with disabilities are at even higher of a risk. Advocates are asking state …
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Delta Dental Institute: Reflecting On Hispanic Heritage Month

By: Vivian Vasallo Executive Director of the Delta Dental Institute As a Latina leader in health care, I am proud to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and the many contributions Latinos have made to our country, especially in healthcare. This month is a time to celebrate the progress that has been made and soberly examine where …
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Regulating Autonomous Vehicles Must Address Safety for Everyone, Total Emissions

Pedestrian fatalities have increased 50% since 2009. Autonomous vehicles—those driven by automated driving systems rather than a human—are often suggested as a solution by politicians, planners, even some safety advocates. But with our nation’s struggle to regulate the automobile industry and failure to protect people walking, many worry about the decades-long shift to autonomous vehicles …
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Latino Students Misdiagnosed with Learning Disabilities Raises Questions about Discrimination, Bias

Latino children in Santa Barbara schools are disproportionately represented in special education classes, and often incorrectly, as per a new report from the California Department of Education. “Children from Latinx families are 3.43 times more likely to be identified as having learning disabilities than their white peers in the Santa Barbara Unified School District,” according …
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#SaludTues Tweetchat 2/23: Advocating for Inclusivity and Equity with People with Disabilities

COVID-19 has highly impacted people with disabilities, especially Latinos and other people of color with disabilities. Even before COVID-19, many barriers have made life inequitable for people with disabilities, whether in the workplace, classroom, or doctor’s office. Creating inclusive spaces and policies for people with disabilities will help us reach a more equitable society. Join …
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